David Moyes Named New West Ham Manager
West Ham has named former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes as their new manager, the struggling Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
Hammers joint chairman David Sullivan said the 54-year-old Scot is “the right man to turn things around”.
He added: “We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David can get the best out of the players.
The Hammers sacked manager Slaven Bilic on Monday after a poor run of results that have left the east London side languishing in the relegation zone.
Moyes has been out of work since May, when he resigned as Sunderland manager after the club’s relegation to the Championship.
Despite that, and an underwhelming stint in Spain with Real Sociedad, Sullivan and his co-chairman David Gold are backing him to help shore up a leaky defence as well as getting the best out of big-money summer signings Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
Moyes’ first game in charge will be at Watford in the Premier League on 19 November.